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The NYSC Ondo State Secretariat was founded the same year the State was created in 1976. The Secretariat was initially located at Isolo Area of the State capital and was later moved to Ondo Road. These two movements occurred under the leadership of Mr. Soji Oni as the Chief Inspector (the then nomenclature of NYSC Head of State Secretariat). The third movement of the Secretariat was to a building adjacent to the Akure Local Government Secretariat along Ilesa Road.
In 1990, the Secretariat moved to its present location at the Federal Secretariat Complex, Igbatoro Road, Akure. This happened also under the leadership of Alhaji Bala Salihi who was the State Director from 1989 to 1990.


Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim (DG NYSC)


Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim hails from Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa State of Nigeria

After his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Jos where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees before he later bagged a PGDE from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State and a PhD in History from University of Abuja.

Since his commissioning into the Nigerian Army he has attended the following Courses:

Courses Attended:

  • Nigeria Army Education Corps(NAEC) Young Officers Course 1994
  • Infantry Young Officers Course 1996
  • Training Development Advisers Course(TDA) 2004
  • NAEC Officers Executive Management Course 2013


His Academic Qualifications include:

  • BA, History, University of Jos, 1985- 1989
  • MA, History, University of Jos, 1991-1992
  • PGDE, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode , 2007
  • PhD, History, University of Abuja, 2002-2007


His Military Postings and Assignments:

  • Institute of Army Education (IAE) (Research Officer). Researched and Produced Nigerian Army Journals and Briefs for the Nigerian Army in particular and the military in general.
  • NYSC (Military Assistant to the DG NYSC) 1996-1999.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2000 – 2004 Taught 100 and 200 levels.
  • National Defence College (NDC) 2004-2009(Staff Officer I Military History).
  • Nigerian Army School of Education (Senior Instructor) 2009-2011.
  • Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps (Staff Officer 1, Books Resources Procurement) 2011-2012.
  • Commandant, Command Secondary School,Suleja 2012-2014.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy, Head of Department, History and War Studies 2015-2018.
  • Registrar, Nigerian Army University Biu 2018-2019.


His Academic Achievements include:

Author, ‘The Transformation of Afo (Eloyi) from the Pre-Colonial to the Colonial period’, London; Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.

Edited Books
Shuaibu Ibrahim, Ojong Echum Tangban et al (eds.), Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria 1, UK: Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, Ojong Echum Tangban et al (eds.), Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria 1I, UK: Bahiti and Delila Publishers, 2017.

Edited Journals
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 1 No 1,

Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 1 No 2,

Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 2 No 1,

Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 2 No 2,

Chapters in Books
Shuaibu Ibrahim “Leadership and Military Ethics” in Chukwuma CC Osakwe (ed.), Leadership and Complex Military Operations, Kaduna: Nigerian Defence Academy Publishers, 2016.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, “The Implications of Herders and Farmers Conflicts on Nigeria’s Security System” in ND Muhammad (ed) Emerging Issues in Herders and Farmers Conflict, Lagos: NDA Press, 2017, pp.195-208.

Shuaibu Ibrahim and Bem Japhet Audu, “Inter-group Relations in Lokoja, 1900-1950”, in A Suberu and BJ Audu (eds.), History, Economy and Society of Lokoja, London: Bahiti Publishers, 2007, pp.67-94.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, “The Social Organization of the Eloyi of Central Nigeria” Festschrift in honour of Prof JD Nengel, Department of History Nasarawa State University (Forthcoming).

Shuaibu Ibrahim and Udeagbala Lawrence O, “The Nigerian Navy and Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration of Ex-Militants in the Niger Delta Region, in CCC Osakwe (eds.) Studies in DDR, Kaduna: NDA Press, 2017, pp.158-172. ISBN: 778-778-960-726-6

Global Terrorism: The Nigeria Experience. Eds: Maj Gen M Mohammed and Maj Gen LF Abdullahi.

1.Chapter: 3 Historical Perspectives of Terrorism.

2.Terrorism In a Globalized World in the 20 and 21st Centuries Chapter 4 Published by Army Headquarters, Abuja 2017

Journal Articles
Shuaibu Ibrahim (ed) Journal of History and Military Studies Vol 3 No 1. Shuaibu Ibrahim Revisiting Ethno-Religious Crisis in Plateau State. Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, 2017 (forthcoming)

Shuaibu Ibrahim Electioneering and National Security in Nigeria. Journal of African History and Culture, 2017 (forthcoming)

Shuaibu Ibrahim, Election and Good Governance in Nigeria: implication for National Security NASE Journal

Shuaibu Ibrahim,Origin, Migrations and Settlements of the Eloyi (Afo) People IJHIS, 14, No 1, June 2012

Shuaibu Ibrahim, Eloyi (Afo) Pre-Colonial Political Organisation IJHIS, 15, No 1, June 2013

Shuaibu Ibrahim, “Perennial Conflict in North Central Nigeria” Journal of History and Military Studies Vol,1, No1, Feb, 2015

Shuaibu Ibrahim “Jos Crisis: Internally Displaced Persons and Implications for National Security, Journal History and Military Studies 1, No 2 Dec,2015.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, “Civil Society and Good Governance in Nigeria, 1999-2015: An Assessment” European Scientific Journal, European Scientific Institute, ESI. http://journals.indexcopernicus.com/European+Scientific+Journal,p4190,3.html.

Shuaibu Ibrahim, TETFund, Research and Development and Nigeria’s Higher Education, Journal of Defence Management, 2360 Corporate Circle, Henderson, NV, USA.

Supervised a number of Master’s and Doctorate Degree Theses.

Membership Of Professional Organisations:

  • Member, Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).
  • Member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN).
  • Member, Exam Ethics Marshal International and Vice-President, FCT Chapter.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Ibom Journal of History, University of Uyo.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of History and Military Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).


Membership of Committees and Other Military Services:

  • Member Nigerian Defence Academy Establishment Review Committee 2016.
  • Member Research and Development (now incorporation Research Committee Grant-committee) 2016.
  • Member Academy Publication Committee.
  • Member NDA Project Monitoring Committee.
  • Member Editorial Board convened by the Chief of Army Staff for the Review of the Book: Nigeria’s Anti-terror War Against the Boko Haram: The Turning Point and Lessons for National Security by OBC Nwolise.
  • Member Editorial Board that conveyed the Report of the Editorial Committee Convened by Lt Gen TY Buratai, Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army to Edit Three Books/Materials on Global Terrorism and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
  • Member of the Committee Planning for the Smooth take-off of Degree Programme, PGDE, NCE Sandwich, Distance Learning and Part-Time Courses at the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin.
  • Member Nigerian Army Education Committee to draw a Module on Teaching for the protection of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict.


His decorations include:

  • Forces Service Star (FSS) 2007
  • Meritorious Service Star (MSS) 2012
  • Distinguished Service Star (DSS) 2018


His Awards include:

  • Chief of Army Staff Award as the overall best participant for 2013 NAEC Executive Management Course.
  • Nigerian Institute for Public Relations (NIPR) Special Recognition Award (2014).
  • Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Services/Fellowship FCAI by Institute of Corporate Administration.
  • Professional National Award (Historical Society of Nigeria HSN)
  • COAS Commendation Letter 2018.
  • Assessed for promotion from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor at Nigerian Defence Acedemy, Kaduna 2017/2018.


Assumption of Duty at NYSC:

Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim assumed duty as the 18th Chief Executive of the National Youth Service Corps on Friday 10th May, 2019


Family and Hobbies:

Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include watching Football and current affairs.


Mrs. Grace Akpabio hails from Ibeno in Akwa Ibom State. She holds a B. Sc in Botany from the University of Port Harcourt and Master’s Degree in International Studies from EWHA Woman’s University in South Korea. During her Master’s programme, she was privileged to attend the United Nations Graduate Study Programme in Geneva, Switzerland and had a 5-month internship at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva.

She started her working career with National Youth Service Corps in 1987 and boasts of over 33 years working experience, including the period of her secondment to the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. At the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, she served as Special Assistant to the Permanent Secretary.

Upon her return to NYSC after the years of secondment, she worked in different capacities at the NDHQ, and was one of the foundation staff of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department when it was established in 2012. As a result of her outstanding performance in service, she was honoured with the Presidential Merit Service Award during the 2015 Public Service Week.

Prior to her appointment as State Coordinator, NYSC Ondo State, she was the Head of the Industrial Desk responsible for ensuring harmonious working relationship between NYSC Management and the labour unions.

Mrs. Akpabio is a talented manager, a versatile administrator, development planner and above all, a team leader, driven to succeed within challenging environments. She is widely travelled and she has attended many International conferences. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administrators.

She is an advocate for universal protection of the girl child who has several adopted children she has catered for and sponsored their education up to university level. Presently, she is deeply involved in mentoring youths to discover themselves.

She is happily married to Elder Aniefon Samuel Akpabio, PhD and the marriage is blessed with disciplined children who are serving the Lord in different capacities.